Cornell University



410 Thurston Ave

Ithaca, NY 14850

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Architectural Science;M.Arch. - Architectural Design;M.Arch. - Urban Design;M.A. - History of Architecture and Urban Development;, Ph.D. - History of Architecture and Urban Development

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Ordinarily four terms of residence are required to complete the program of study, depending on the student's background and experience.

Design (M.Arch). Only students who have satisfactorily completed an accredited undergraduate professional program for the Bachelor of Architecture degree, or its foreign equivalent, may be admitted as candidates for the degree of Master of Architecture. Those who have completed four years of a six-year degree program with a major in architecture or environmental design, or who have yet to receive a qualifying professional degree, should apply as transfer students to the undergraduate program. After fulfilling the requirements for the B.Arch. degree, they may be admitted to the graduate program.

Two areas of major concentration are offered: architectural design and urban design. Each student develops an elective program to reinforce and supplement studio work. Normally four terms of study are required.

The thesis is directed by the Special Committee, which is composed of two advisors in the area of the major concentration, one advisor in the area of the minor concentration, and additional members at the student's option.

History of architecture and urban development (M.A., Ph.D.). Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in architecture, archaeology, history, history of art, or anthropology, or appropriate experience in the field. Applicants may apply for the master's or doctoral programs in architectural history or urban development history. Applicants with previous graduate work can be considered for advanced standing. Master's degree candidates in the history of architecture or urban development programs are required to have reading proficiency in at least one modern language other than English; Ph.D. degree candidates must have proficiency in two languages other than English before beginning the second year of study.

This area offers many opportunities for enrichment through other educational institution.



Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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